Allergy Injections

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Allergy injections are administered according to the instructions and injection schedule provided by your allergist.  They are administered at our walk-in clinic at 100 Marie Curie by a nurse while a physician is present.

If you require regular allergy injections, you can present to the walk-in clinic at any time for your shots. When you arrive, inform the receptionist that you are here for an allergy shot; this will reduce your waiting time. Remember that to get the full benefit from your allergy treatment you must follow your prescribed injection schedule closely.

What to Expect

To receive allergy shots at UOHS:

  • Roster with a family physician at UOHS (preferred)
  • Get a referral to an allergist from your family physician
  • Complete allergy testing with the allergist who will order allergy desensitization treatment
  • Arrange for orders & serum to be sent to UOHS

It is recommended that the allergist administer your first allergy shot in case you have a reaction. You can also receive your first allergy shot at our clinic from your family physician or from the walk-in physician.  Your allergist must send allergy desensitization treatment instructions and the injection schedule to UOHS, including:

  • Schedule of injection progression
  • Instructions for adjusting doses for missed visits and local reactions
  • Contents of vials, including allergens, potency, expiration
  • Allergist’s signature and contact numbers

How to Access

Current Health Services patients, University of Ottawa and Saint-Paul University employees and students, and community patients with a valid Ontario OHIP Health Card are eligible to access this service.

If you need regular allergy injections, you can present to the clinic at any time for your shots. Please remember that you must register at least 30 minutes prior to the clinic’s closing time because you must wait twenty minutes after your injection (in case of a reaction). Allergy injections will only be administered when there is a physician on site at the clinic. 

How To Prepare

All patients initiating immunotherapy at UOHS must be seen by their UOHS family physician or Nurse Practitioner prior to starting allergy injections, and an order to start allergy injections must be written in the patient’s chart.  Individuals who don’t have a family physician at UOHS must see the walk-in clinic physician before allergy injections can be started.

Each patient must provide UOHS with written documentation from their allergist including:

  • Schedule of injection advancement
  • Instructions for adjusting doses for missed visits and local reactions
  • Contents of vials, including potency and expiration date
  • The allergist’s contact information

The patient is responsible for ensuring that the required documents and serum vials are delivered to UOHS.

Once the UOHS physician/NP has written the order to start allergy injections, the patient can present at the walk-in clinic for their allergy shots and must register at least 30 minutes prior to closing time. All patients must wait 30 minutes in the waiting room after their allergy shot. If a patient is unable to wait 30 minutes post-injection, the allergy shot will not be given.

Important Information

Each patient is responsible for ensuring that the required documents and medication vials are delivered or brought to UOHS. When the serum is received, UOHS will call you to let you know so you can schedule an appointment with a UOHS family physician or come in to see the walk-in clinic physician.  The UOHS physician will confirm that allergy shots can be started and write a doctor’s order that the UOHS nurse will follow for your allergy desensitization therapy.  An allergy injection schedule will also be set up with you.

It is the patient’s responsibility to notify their allergist when their serum must be reordered.  The nurse will let you know when your remaining serum is running low.

Wait time

Approximate Wait time at Walk-in Clinic



Please consider making an appointment with your family doctor for non-urgent issues

Hours of Operation

Walk-in Clinic
100 Marie Curie, Ottawa

Monday: 8 AM - 8 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 8 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 8 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 8 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 8 PM
Saturday: 10 AM - 2 PM
Sunday: 10 AM - 2 PM*

*Summer Hours: The Walk-in Clinic will be closed on Sundays from June 4th to August 27th

Important Walk in appointment information for Rideau Clinic location

Contact

300-100 Marie Curie Pvt
Ottawa, ON
K1N 6N5

Tel: 613-564-3950

Fax: 613-564-6627

After Hours Access to Care

Patients registered with a family doctor at UOHS

In case of emergency, always dial 911. THAS connects you to a nurse who can provide medical advice, or, if appropriate, provide access to a family health team doctor or suggest that you go to emergency.

1-866-553-7205


Patients not registered with a family doctor at UOHS – Ontario residents

In case of emergency, always dial 911. Telehealth Ontario is a free service that allows Ontario residents to speak to a Registered Nurse with their medical questions any time of the day or night. This could be when you're sick or injured but aren't sure if you need to see a doctor or can treat the situation at home.

1-866-797-0000


Patients not registered with a family doctor at UOHS – Quebec residents

In case of emergency, always dial 911. Info-Santé 8-1-1  is a free and confidential telephone consultation service that puts you in contact with a nurse in case of a non-urgent health issue.

Info-Santé 811

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